A short list of things I am not better than
Or, the pleasures I refuse to feel guilt over.
I’d like to make some confessions.
You see, I’ve been thinking about elitism lately. Not in the political name-calling sense—where people with money and power insist that others with neither are some nebulous elite—I have no interest in that discussion. No, rather, I’ve been thinking about the elitism we impose on ourselves. Too often, we choose to label the things we like as “guilty pleasures”, and self-flagellate for embracing them. I’m here today to reject that approach.
I don’t think there should be any such thing as a guilty pleasure, at least not as long as we’re talking about pleasures that don’t harm anyone else.
With that mission statement in mind, today I’d like to offer up a non-exhaustive list of things that I am not better than.
Won’t you join me?
I like to cook. You already know this about me. I consider myself to have a moderately sophisticated palate and a strong skillset in the kitchen. I plan out and prepare 90% of my family’s meals in a given week, and I …